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    Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    What city (or area of the country if city is too personal)?
    What will your sign say? Major issues you are protesting?
    Maybe I'll see you there!

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    I'll be protesting in a Southern state (my user name is short for Dixie, btw)
    Not sure what my sign will say yet (better get on it!) but my husband's says "Don't Spread My Wealth, Spread My Work Ethic" and the other side says "I'll pay my mortgage and you pay yours!".

    The bailouts were my "breaking point", so to speak. I never thought I'd be out protesting something. lol.
    I think it is really, really wrong to be forcing people to pay for other peoples' mortgages. And now states like mine, that have a low cost of living, will be paying for states like Calif. and AZ. That is just not right and only by keeping gov't small can we be protected by injustices like that.

    And I've found from speaking to a lot of others who are attending that a lot of us feel like the Republican party left us and we're more Libertarian at this point. The Libertarians are more like the Republicans used to be.

    Anyway, it should be interesting to see what comes out of this. I was surprised by how many have RSVP'd in my area. We'll see!

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    I'm still trying to figure this out. Are these tea parties to protest the stimulus package?


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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Yes. I am in Texas. Not sure what my sign will be.

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    I'm still trying to figure this out. Are these tea parties to protest the stimulus package?
    They are just having their teabagging parties to protest anything and everything they want to bitch about, whether its taxes, the stimulus, socialism, abortion, evolution.... you name it, if it has anything to do with modernity, they will be be protesting it.

    Of course, what is the ultimate in hypocrisy about it is that they are protesting spending and socialism, and probably a third or more of them are on social security and medicare (pure socialism), the taxes in place now are all Bush Administration levels, and most of them live in states that get far more money back in federal spending (pork) then they pay in income taxes. That would especially be true of the south.

    So basically, most are protesting for the exact opposite reason's of the Boston Tea Party. In fact, being that Massachusetts pays in federal taxes far more than it gets back, should they have another real tea party, they would be protesting all those welfare queen red states living off of their federal tax dollars.
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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    They are just having their teabagging parties to protest anything and everything they want to bitch about, whether its taxes, the stimulus, socialism, abortion, evolution.... you name it, if it has anything to do with modernity, they will be be protesting it.

    Of course, what is the ultimate in hypocrisy about it is that they are protesting spending and socialism, and probably a third or more of them are on social security and medicare (pure socialism), the taxes in place now are all Bush Administration levels, and most of them live in states that get far more money back in federal spending (pork) then they pay in income taxes. That would especially be true of the south.

    So basically, most are protesting for the exact opposite reason's of the Boston Tea Party. In fact, being that Massachusetts pays in federal taxes far more than it gets back, should they have another real tea party, they would be protesting all those welfare queen red states living off of their federal tax dollars.
    The part in bold is what has me scratching my head. Granted I haven't heard or read a lot about it but from what I have heard it just seems disjointed.

    There doesn't appear to be a common theme other than to protest in general


    I would chat with her when I'm feeling particularly snarky, but I wouldn't ever call her on the phone.

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    I'll be there. In the South. My signs have to do with spending and ridding the government of special-interest-corrupted incumbents.

    I'm sorry you're so off the mark, SD. I thought you to be more intelligent than that. However, I guess when you're not involved in it, it might be hard to understand what is happening. I helped organize mine. Every single person involved in organizing, as well as every single person I have invited, as well as all of our guest speakers, are working class people. We're not disjointed at all. In fact, I've attended more meetings in the past month than I have in the past several years. We're very clear about our message and purpose. For the non-working crowd, we are holding a food drive with our event. I don't expect to see too many on Medicare. I, personally, have told my dad to stay home. See, most of those Medicare-aged folks would have trouble walking over a mile from their car to the protest, and then standing for three or four hours during the event. Parking is an issue at most of these events since they have grown so large, practically overnight. We had one in my area and it has morphed into four in the past two weeks, to accommodate the number of people expected.

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby View Post
    I'll be there. In the South. My signs have to do with spending and ridding the government of special-interest-corrupted incumbents.

    I'm sorry you're so off the mark, SD. I thought you to be more intelligent than that. However, I guess when you're not involved in it, it might be hard to understand what is happening. I helped organize mine. Every single person involved in organizing, as well as every single person I have invited, as well as all of our guest speakers, are working class people. We're not disjointed at all. In fact, I've attended more meetings in the past month than I have in the past several years. We're very clear about our message and purpose. For the non-working crowd, we are holding a food drive with our event. I don't expect to see too many on Medicare. I, personally, have told my dad to stay home. See, most of those Medicare-aged folks would have trouble walking over a mile from their car to the protest, and then standing for three or four hours during the event. Parking is an issue at most of these events since they have grown so large, practically overnight. We had one in my area and it has morphed into four in the past two weeks, to accommodate the number of people expected.

    Gabby--Is there a common theme that I'm not seeing? What exactly is being protested?


    I would chat with her when I'm feeling particularly snarky, but I wouldn't ever call her on the phone.

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    No, why waste my time and energy?

    Rather than being a one day wonder or a part time ineffectual gesture maker whose efforts amount to little more than making me feel I have done something vaguely important, I am a serious and chronic protester whose efforts amount to little more than making me feel I have done something vaguely important.

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    Gabby--Is there a common theme that I'm not seeing? What exactly is being protested?
    The only thing I have seen around here, is a "Tea-Party" against taxation here. It was up on a big billboard. I'm not going, and I don't expect many will in my area, since I live in a city infested with communist loving hippies. I'm serious. There are alot of hippy leftovers from the 60's/70's here.

    I'm going to play golf, and bury my head in a sand trap.
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